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Overview of AOF Curriculum

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Overview of AOF Curriculum

  1. 1. Overview of the NAF Curriculum:AOFAndrew RothsteinNational Academy Foundationarothstein@naf.org<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Driving Question for Principles of Finance:“How can we as Academy of Finance students educate our families and fellow students about issues critical to a person’s financial literacy?”<br />2<br />
  3. 3. What skills and types of knowledge would students need to produce a presentation like this?<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Who is in the room?<br />Turn to your neighbor and introduce yourself. Share how long you’ve been a career academy teacher and what Finance courses you’ve taught.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Courses Offered<br />
  6. 6. Structure of a NAF course<br /><ul><li>1 semester (70 – 80 class periods)
  7. 7. Class periods are 50 minutes long
  8. 8. A NAF course is “one size fits most”
  9. 9. Includes a lesson on industry-related careers
  10. 10. Includes a culminating project
  11. 11. Advisory board is involved in every course </li></ul>6<br />
  12. 12. Structure of a NAF lesson<br /><ul><li>Each includes three main components: Lesson Plan, Student Resource, Teacher Resource; also includes PowerPoints, videos, and other file types
  13. 13. Each lesson includes an assessment product
  14. 14. Docs are in Word format to be edited as needed
  15. 15. Every lesson includes a literacy activity
  16. 16. Extensions and cross-curricular activities are provided at the end of each lesson</li></ul>7<br />
  17. 17. A Look at Lesson Design<br />Read, Group, Share: <br />Which elements of this lesson are familiar to you?<br />What seems new and interesting to you?<br />How would you characterize the instructional arc/flow/sequencing of this lesson?<br />8<br />
  18. 18. A Look at Instructional Practices<br />Working with a partner, find these practices in the lesson and complete the Instructional Practices Graphic Organizer<br />9<br />
  19. 19. Where are the courses?<br />10<br />
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  28. 28. NAF updates<br />Student Assessment and Certification<br />Teacher Resources and revamp of Naf.org<br />Career academies in the news<br />19<br />
  29. 29. Enroll in free professional development<br /><ul><li>Gain greater familiarity with the curriculum and increase your skills by taking NAF eCollege online courses:
  30. 30. Basics of the NAF Curriculum (short module)
  31. 31. Teaching the NAF Curriculum (immersion course)</li></ul>20<br />
  32. 32. Thank You!<br />Any Questions?<br />21<br />

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